TUBACHRISTMAS set for Sunday at History Center

MARQUETTE — This year’s annual Marquette TUBACHRISTMAS event will occur at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St, Marquette.

The concert will be conducted by Dr. Steve Grugin, and is free and open to the public.

Each Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages, and across many geographic locations, gather to play Christmas carols for appreciative audiences. This year, concerts will occur in more than 275 cities throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

Every TUBACHRISTMAS performance features traditional Christmas carols arranged for the first TUBACHRISTMAS, Dec. 22, 1974 on “The Rink at Rockefeller Center.” That concert was organized by the great tubist, Harvey Phillips, and carols were specially arranged by famous American composer, Alec Wilder.

In the 43 years since that first concert, the warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in Marquette, as well as cities throughout the world.

Tuba and euphonium players who are interested in participating can get all the necessary information at www.tubachristmas.com.